All-wheel drive can be configured for most of the trims.
The brake pedal was firm and effective in stop-and-go driving.
It scored "Good" in the crashworthiness tests of NHTSA.
Entering the vehicle was easy with its low ride height.
Legroom and headroom for the first and second rows were sufficient.
There's more seating capacity than its competitors in the crossover segment.
The seats were contoured to the body and remained comfortable in long drives.
Road imperfections were dampened well and caused little disturbance to the ride.
The price is attractive to those looking for maximum seating capacity in a smaller package.
The V6 engine of the Journey had a slow throttle response and lacked low-end grunt.
The crossover surprisingly still uses the very ancient 4-speed automatic transmission.
The handling was sluggish and body roll was noticeable.
The steering was not the most responsive and changing direction didn’t feel nimble.
Under intense braking, the body lurched forward and showed shakiness.
There is a lack of features for connecting smartphones and tablets.
It gained "Poor" rating in crash avoidance and mitigation test.
A minimal amount of advanced safety and driver aids were available even for the top-of-the-line trim.
The exterior is long overdue for a redesign, given the saturated market in the compact crossover category.
The base engine is less fuel efficient than other inline-4 engines given its bigger displacement and lack of turbocharging.